{Better Than Starbucks} Chocolate Chai Tea Latte

"Better Than Starbucks Chocolate Chai Tea Latte

I’m not much of a coffee drinker, but I do enjoy hot tea and the occasional latte.

Recently I tried Starbucks new Chocolate Chai Tea Latte for the first time. It was tasty, but I know it had corn syrup and other not so great for you ingredients. A friend shared a homemade version with me (thanks Carina! 🙂 ), and I adapted it to use coconut milk and sucanat. I think the flavor’s even better, and it’s simple to make, not to mention easier on the budget!

Here’s how:

  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tea bags (either black or oolong or one of each)
  • 1 tbs cocoa powder
  • 2 tbs sucanat (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp Chai spice (see recipe below)

Bring the coconut milk and water to a boil and then steep the tea bags in the mixture for about 4 to 5 minutes. Meanwhile mix the cocoa powder, sucanat, and Chai Spice together. Remove the tea bags and stir in the cocoa mixture. Pour it in mugs and enjoy!

This recipe makes two servings, so half it for a single serving. I have plans to try it with real milk and other natural sweeteners too. The original recipe from my friend used almond milk and stevia. If you experiment, please let me know how it turns out for you!

Chai Spice Mix

  • 3 tbs cardamom
  • 3 tbs cinnamon
  • 4 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp allspice
  • 4 tsp ground ginger

Mix together and store in an 8oz canning jar.

 A simple to make, delicious, chocolatey, spicy-sweet drink for chilly winter evenings!

What’s your favorite hot drink for the season?

Linked with Make Your Own Monday, Nomday Monday, Mostly Homemade Mondays, Natural Living Monday, Thank Goodness It’s MondayTeach Me Tuesdays, Titus 2sday, Hip Homeschool Hop, Titus 2 Tuesday, Wellness Wednesday, Allergy Free Wednesday, Works for Me Wednesday, Raising Homemakers.


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  1. I was hoping you’d try out a coconut milk version! I can’t wait to try out your adaptations as I find myself making this drink frequently on chilly mornings…or at least as chilly as mornings get here in Southern California! 😉

    • It turned out great with the coconut milk! I’m going to try it with our real, raw milk next! Lol, same here in South Texas! 😉 I tried to tag you on Facebook but it wouldn’t let me, so I’m glad you saw this! 🙂

  2. YUM! Now I can’t wait to try this. I am a huge fan of chai!

  3. Oh, yum!! I would love to try this! Thanks, Kara!
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  4. This looks amazing! I collected a couple of warm drink recipes to share on my blog’s My Week on Wednesday… and had to share this one! 🙂
    I love a nice cup of Chai tea!
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  5. I’m so glad you linked up with us on our Hip Homeschool Hop! I can’t wait to try this recipe! I love chai tea, but I’ve never tried making it myself. This looks soooo yummy!! Thanks for sharing it. 🙂
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